The CTC is correctional treatment center, its kind of like a mini hospital within the prison.
then you have the yard clinics.
ctc you work like a hospital, 24 hours.
yard clinics have clinic type hours, with 3 day weekends.
her CTC may do 8 hours, but ours do 12.
Not sure i can break down the salary for sure, my boss tells me i will be making 9000 a month, as a new grad, and that is what all the other nurses tell me.
the 6600 is right, but the various prisons will have different retention bonus.
this is not something you get for your career, its a monthly bonus.
they can take it away at any time, as if there was a million nurses they would take it away, but its a recruitment tool. does not have any bearing on your retirement salary.
your retirement is based on your base salary, so say you get $2000 a month R/R, that won't count.
Salinas is hiring me at the max rate, i know san diego and san luis are also at max rate.
i understood that all prisons started at max rate because of the shortage, but i only know for sure the 3 prisons i stated.
maybe susanville is not.
but not all prisons pay the same due to different R/R.
salinas pays the most.
I think max retirement is 75%, but not sure.
I know 8000 (really 9000 for salinas) sounds like a lot, but it's a prison, and its the area.
In san francisco i will start at $42/hr plus as a new grad in most hospitals.
prisons may more, and in salinas, we get paid the best of the prisons.
90-110,000 sounds like a lot, well it is, but that is what we will get paid, and yes, as new grads.
i know that there are NP's outside of prison that are not even making 80K.
I know super ICU nurses that know everything that are not making 60K in the public.
But a dummy like me as a new grad will make $100K right off the bat.
I ain't saying its fair, but it is what it is.